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Crypto What?! Part Two

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Part Two:

Greetings, yes I’m back (without a headache this timewinkingsmiley)!

I recommend reading Part One before jumping into this section; however that is entirely your choice. I think it’s only fair to let you know a little about myself: I don’t recommend anything or speak on a subject unless I’ve tried it or know a little something about it from experience. Outside of earning a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting and Finance, I also work in the banking sector and see actual transactions from people like you and me all the time.

When we (my colleagues and I) started receiving calls about Coinbase transactions, everybody started freaking out, myself included. We had to learn quickly about the terms and how to explain and/or refer them back to the company they were using (in this case, Coinbase). Some millennial were aware of terms like Coinbase and Cryptocurrency, but it was something new to us “old wigs” (trust me, I don’t like the term either, but you get the idea).

Now I must tell you, I was feeling a bit antiquated with this cypto thing so I decided to get myself in the game. I did some research, and opened up a Coinbase account.

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Understanding that these cryptocurrencies are so volatile, I spent only what I was willing to lose – $10 bucks. Laugh if you will; I’m getting too old for big losses at this stage in my life (disclosure: because past experience isn’t a guarantee of future projections/profits). That was in January 2018, when Bitcoin was trending at $15k and climbing! I knew I’d never get rich off of Bitcoin but I was doing the damn thing! I’m part of this history and if I never do anything else with these coins, I’m satisfied with the experience.

historical data bitcoinWhen I went back to work, I was posting comments and explanations in our chats and feeling pretty darn proud of myself.  I also found some interesting things to put my pinky in like – GDAX- which allows trades for free and works well with Coinbase and Coinpot (where do they get these names from smiley) – a digital wallet used to stash coins.  Once I started digging deeper, I found an external wallet that is safer than digital/online wallets called “Exodus” which can be installed on your own laptop.

Exodus Step-By-Step Backup from Exodus : Your Blockchain Wallet on Vimeo.

 

Well friends, that’s all for now. Remember to like or comment below.

Until next time,

Peace, love and Prosperity,

ET

Crypto What?!

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Part One:

Greetings fellow readers and bloggers! (moving in close to the screen and whispering…) Do you know what cryptocurrencies are? Me neither, well sort of, (starts rambling) I was doing some research and my god!!! It’s like the new medium of exchange. *moving closer*

Well sort of, I mean you can’t really go to the grocery store and buy food or other life necessities, but just imagine…(looking over shoulder to make sure no one is within listening range). I looked at the crypto market data (provided below) and BTC (that’s bitcoin, btw) was like at $6902.50 a coin or is that shares? (looking confused for a moment)! I mean, whoa!!! oh yeah, disclosure goes here: “don’t invest what you can’t afford to lose”.crypto Read the rest of this entry »

A Work in Progress

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img_20160804_204054Greetings!

 

Embarking on a new project is always intimadating,  but I love challenging myself. For the past few months, I’ve traveled across states and released my book Journey into Finance in several libraries. Staying true to my purpose of helping to increase financial literacy, I’ve also donated to residents in correctional facilities. My intention is to encourage and empower others to believe in their dreams and never give up on themselves.

Scrolling through my feeds, i came across this here: “There are Four Levels to becoming your greatest version” – Ralph Smart

Giving some thought to the above statement as I begin the next chapter of my new book.

The first thing is observe our habits. How are you treating yourself. Selfcare is vital. I often say, “if I knew then what I know now…”, as a cliche but I can’t go back in time so I pass it forward.

What I ask myself:

What are the four levels?
What level am I on?
How can I be the best version of Me?

OK I’ve watched the video and now know what the four levels are, according to my instructor. I also recognize what level I’m on. The task at hand is putting it all into action to become my greatest version.

Giving praise and honor to the Most High is my acknowledgement to get ego out of the way. I am a mere mortal, not immortal. I have a beginning and an end on this earthly plain. My soul will transcend. My legacy is what I create/birth/bring forth to leave behind and it will continue through my progeny, until the end of time.

I have a blueprint of the past and present to guide my future and it’s beautiful. Something that may only be realized after I’ve transcended because that is usually how the mind works. We never seem to appreciate the impact of a person until they’re gone. Truth.

So, to my progeny- use my knowledge, think for yourself and create your own destiny, good or bad. The consequences of your deeds are a reference for yourself; therefore, choose your mate and your path wisely. Your word will become your truth/bond, respect it.

If you have a dream, work at it earnestly. Learn as much as you can about it, and put that knowledge into practice. Enjoy life and the finer things in moderation, never bite off more than you can chew, live within your means, eat healthy, give in charity, and smile through it all because things could always be worse. Be grateful and believe in yourself. Have a wonderful life…make it so.

Peace, love, and prosperity.

ET